Greedy contractors inundated ministry’s headquarters – Molale

Ministry of transport and public works PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Ministry of transport and public works PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Evaluators who led the selection of nine firms that will oversee P13 billion in high profile projects under government’s new development manager model for implementation, had to be holed away for three weeks in a secret location while finalising their list, Mmegi has learnt.

Transport and Public Works minister, Eric Molale said while the evaluators were hidden away, greedy contractors inundated the ministry’s headquarters hunting for their whereabouts.

“We holed them up at some place outside Gaborone for three weeks and denied them any contact or visitation even from me for that period for them to do their evaluation,” Molale told a recent meeting. “Lo and behold, as they were hiding, we were seeing all sorts of visits at our offices here in Gaborone, from BMW X5s and others, all looking for the evaluators. “Unfortunately for them, they could not find the evaluators and that tells a story. “Why would people want to interfere during the evaluation process by wanting to know where the evaluators are? “What are they going to do with that information?”

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